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Dr. Stephen Cohen
52 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A few months: We obviously don't know the natural history of such a malignancy, but suspect it is usually an aggressive process that will be clinically diagnosable ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and no: The skin test almost always shows if you have been exposed to TB but does not mean you have active disease. The chest x-ray indicates if you have sign ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Prostate cancer: Breast cancer closely follows. The others include: bladder cancer, lung cancer breast cancer, melanoma, colon and rectal cancer, non-hodgkin lymphom ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Very rare before 21: Cervical cancer is rare before age 21, and doing pap smears before then actually may cause more harm than good because it leads to more falsely positi ... Read More
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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Unfortunately, a retinal bleed can lead to permanent vision loss. Please see an ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Pap smears every 3 years from age 21 to 65 are recommended for women in general. There are exceptions, such as if your uterus and cervix were removed ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Yes!: If treated early with a good response, patients with liver and colon cancer can enjoy many productive, cancer-free years.
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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Yes it can: A liver tumor may cause you liver failure which may manifest as jaundice and coagulioathy.
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Dr. Ester Kwok
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Agree w/Dr Contreras: Benign neoplasm means that a growth is not cancerous. Sometimes, a premalignant tumor has the potential of turning into cancer ex: adenomatous polyps ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Depends: This is a great question and really depends on the circumstances. Sometimes this is very difficult to tell, and prompts doctors to look for other sig ... Read More
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